The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court

Event date: 
January 8th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Toobin
Samuel Issacharoff (moderator)
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Esteemed legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reveals a gripping insider’s account of the ideological war between the Roberts Court and the Obama administration.

Halftime in America: Is a Competitive Renaissance Beginning?

Event date: 
October 23rd, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Nancy R. Lazar
David A. Moss
Robert Wolf
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
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Four financial experts discuss America’s evolving role as an economic leader and the steps necessary for it to remain a leading international force in the 21st century and beyond.

An Evening with Edmund Morris: Guard of Honor and the Morality of War

Event date: 
December 13th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
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Edmund Morris
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Distinguished biographer Edmund Morris speaks about James Gould Cozzens’s Pulitzer Prize-wining war novel, Guard of Honor.

Eisenhower in War and Peace

Event date: 
November 13th, 2012
Duration: 
58 minutes, 49 seconds
Speaker: 
Jean Edward Smith
Richard Haass (moderator)
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Jean Edward Smith and Richard Haass trace Dwight D. Eisenhower’s path from young dreamer in Kansas to frustrated apprentice under Douglas MacArthur, through the Allied war councils of World War II, and all the way to the White House.

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Event date: 
November 27th, 2012
Duration: 
58 minutes, 49 seconds
Speaker: 
Anne Applebaum
Jacob Weisberg (moderator)
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Anne Applebaum and Jacob Weisberg discuss the lost civilization of the Soviet bloc, its cruelty, paranoia, and broken-down morality.

America's Unwritten Constitution

Event date: 
October 16th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour
Speaker: 
Akhil Reed Amar
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
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Preeminent constitutional scholars Akhil Reed Amar and Linda Greenhouse explore the relationship and intersections between America’s written and unwritten Constitutions.

The Great Degeneration

Event date: 
June 19th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
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Bestselling author Niall Ferguson tackles the question of what exactly is amiss with the once dominant Western civilization and its degenerating institutions.

The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe

Event date: 
May 21st, 2013
Duration: 
58 minutes, 48 seconds
Speaker: 
Rick Atkinson
Steve Coll (moderator)
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Two authors discuss the riveting and monumental series of events during the final campaign of the European war.

The Roberts Court

Event date: 
May 14th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 50 seconds
Speaker: 
Marcia Coyle
Linda Greenhouse (moderator)
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Two of the most prestigious Supreme Court experts discuss the direction of the nation’s highest court under Chief Justice Roberts, tracing the paths of recent landmark decisions on race, guns, immigration, campaign finance, and health care.

The Civil War in 50 Objects

Event date: 
May 13th, 2013
Duration: 
59 minutes 34 seconds
Speaker: 
Harold Holzer
Eric Foner (moderator)
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Harold Holzer and Eric Foner provide a unique and intimate look at the Civil War through the New-York Historical Society’s collection.

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